AFTER TWENTY-SEVEN years the Childers Uniting Church Op Shop has closed its doors.
Isis Uniting Church Congregation minister, Rev Peter Taubner, said the closure was due to ageing volunteers and climbing costs.
“Although the decision to close was sad we now are searching for other ways we can serve the community,” he said.
“The whole exercise has been a real revitaliser and has generated much community interest because we had also decided that after a winter and closing down sale, we would off er all our remaining stock, shop furniture and fittings to the folk in the Central Burnett.
“Mainly Mundubbera and mainly the Uniting Church, although the Anglicans already have a shop front in the town and both denominations and congregations are working together to help out their community.
“It really turned out to be a bittersweet moment for all concerned here in Childers.”
The local paper even picked up the story of the local icon’s closure and generous gift.
The Childers Uniting Church Adult Fellowship hosted a thank you lunch on 3 August for all those who have been involved in
the Op Shop over the years.
Photo : Long-term Op Shop volunteers enjoy a thank you lunch. Photo by Peter Taubner